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Oracle Solaris SAN Configuration and Multipathing Guide     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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1.  Solaris I/0 Multipathing Overview

2.  Configuring Solaris I/O Multipathing Features

3.  Configuring Fabric-Connected Devices

FC Device Considerations

Adding FC Devices

How to Add a FC Device

Configuring Fabric Boot Devices on SPARC

Fabric Boot Device Considerations

4.  Configuring Oracle Solaris iSCSI Initiators

5.  Configuring SAS Domains

6.  Configuring IPFC SAN Devices

7.  Booting the Oracle Solaris OS From Fibre Channel Devices on x86 Based Systems

8.  Persistent Binding for Tape Devices

A.  Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices

B.  Supported FC-HBA API

C.  Troubleshooting Multipathing-Related Problems


Adding FC Devices

The following table lists the common commands used when adding and removing FC devices

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cfgadm and cfgadm_fp
Dynamically reconfigures devices and FC devices. These commands are used most frequently to configure storage devices on a SAN.
Identifies devices that are connected to the system and provides the ability to label a disk.
Administers storage devices and FC_AL devices.

Note - If you use the format command when the multipathing features are enabled, you will see only one instance of a device identifier for each LUN. Without the multipathing features enabled, you will see one identifier for each path.

How to Add a FC Device

  1. Create the LUNs desired on the FC device.
  2. If necessary, apply LUN masking for HBA control on the FC device.
  3. Connect the storage device to the system.
  4. If necessary, create port-based or WWN zones on the switch on the FC device.
  5. Run the fsck or newfs commands on the device, if used for file systems.

    You might need to run the fsck command to repair any errors in the file systems listed in the /etc/vfstab file.

  6. Mount any existing file systems available on the storage device’s LUNs or disk groups.